I’ve written about piety and what it means to the Chinese, and I’ve written about heroes from China’s past that the Chinese still honor. Now I’m going to write about some of China’s modern day heroes.
General Yue Fei (1103-1142)
I’ve read complaints about China’s control over the Internet and media. The Western media hates that one. Imagine, not being able to practice Yellow Journalism with a potential audience of 1.3 billion. Think of all the copy sold.
Today, I read an example of Chinese common sense the rest of the world could copy. In the war against pornography, China has recruited moms. Who better to protect children? Even most Westerners should agree that pornography is not a good thing. Polluting young minds and making money from it should be ranked alongside heroin or crack with a death sentence or at last a life sentence after castration.
Since I’m married to a Chinese mother, and I know how dedicated Chinese moms are to their children, I’d rather have a U.S. Marine parked on my butt. Beware pornographers. You may have met your match.
Lloyd Lofthouse is the award-winning author of the concubine saga, My Splendid Concubine & Our Hart. When you love a Chinese woman, you marry her family and culture too.
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Since the episode with the punk kids, that mother who thought I needed reason for keeping them off our driveway doesn’t talk to me or acknowledge that I am alive if we pass each other on the street.
After all, I ratted out her precious, perfect child and called the police about his pack of unruly punks. In addition, one of the other children that wanted to play in our driveway argued with me after I politely asked them to go somewhere else.
Of course, I’ve heard the, “kids will be kids” crap as a teacher. However, I do not except that excuse for rudeness and unruly behavior.
My wife and I value our privacy. That’s why we bought a house at the end of a cul-de-sac. We also don’t like the liability of kids using our steep driveway for cheap thrills since we live in a litigation nation where everything you worked hard for can vanish in a court of law.
In reading this post from Always on the Verge, I discovered one of the idiots that advocates a world run by rude punks. I don’t think this author has ever considered the other side of the coin beyond her small world.